S&T swimmer earns national title, Miners finish third at NCAA Championships

Zlatan Hamzic, a sophomore in mathematics, became the first student-athlete in school history to earn an individual national championship March 14, winning the title in the 200-yard breaststroke in school-record time at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.

Hamzic

The Miner swim team had a historic night as well, placing third in the team competition. This was the team’s third straight finish among the top four teams in NCAA Division II.
Hamzic entered the meet with the top time in the nation in his event this season and proceeded to win the title with a time of 1:58.03, breaking his own S&T record. He won by nearly three seconds over Drury’s Jesse Lawrence.
The national title is the fourth for Missouri S&T in swimming. The 200-freestyle relay team won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002 and the 400-free relay team won the 2002 national title.
S&T also saw All-America finishes from all 15 of its participants at the national meet. The Miners set school records in 14 events – including all five relays – finishing the meet with 320

Around the Puck

Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus? As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.

[Read More...]

Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring.

[Read More...]

Boosting cyber-physical security

A wide array of complex systems that rely on computers — from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles — increasingly come under not just digital but physical attacks. Bruce McMillin, professor and interim chair of computer science at Missouri S&T, is looking to change that by developing stronger safeguards […]

[Read More...]

MXene discovery could improve energy storage

In spite of their diminutive size, 2-D titanium carbide materials known as MXenes are “quite reactive” to water, a discovery S&T researchers say could have implications for energy storage and harvesting applications such as batteries, supercapacitors and beyond. Their findings were published in 2018 in the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry.

[Read More...]

A faster charge for electric vehicles

One drawback of electric vehicles (EVs) is the time it takes to charge them. But what if you could plug in your EV and fully charge it as quickly as it takes to fill up a conventional car with gasoline? Missouri S&T researchers, in collaboration with three private companies, are working to make speedy charging […]

[Read More...]